World History OpenCourseWare School Rankings

Find out what topics you can study in OpenCourseWare (OCW) world history courses. Discover the top schools for OCW world history ranked by the number of courses offered. Schools offering American History degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

OpenCourseWare Info

World history OCW courses can be found at colleges and universities throughout the world. Although these courses typically provide many of the same course materials offered in an on-campus class, OCW courses are self-paced and do not provide course credit.

#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT offers over 50 free world history courses through its OCW program. Most courses include assignments, lectures, reading lists, text, quizzes and exams. Many courses can be translated into multiple languages, such as Spanish, Chinese, Thai and Korean. Course topics include the world since 1492, trials in history and modern Latin America.

#2 The Open University

The United Kingdom's Open University provides access to extracts of world history courses through its Open Learn program. You can find extracts and articles from introductory, intermediate and advanced world history courses. Courses are mainly text-based and cover topics like World War II, Roman emperors and the Holocaust.

#3 University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame offers several free world history and history-related courses through its OCW program. All of the offerings include course materials, such as lectures, reading lists, assignments and other educational resources. Course topics cover subjects like Islamic societies, world communism and history of ancient Rome.

#4 University of Massachusetts at Boston

The history department at the University of Massachusetts at Boston provides free world history courses through its OCW program. Course topics include 19th Century Europe, the Dark Ages and modern Irish history. In addition to lectures and text, the courses feature assignments, reading lists and other valuable educational materials.

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